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Community Navigation releases extended pilot evaluation

Posted on 20th March 2017 by

We have completed an evaluation of our social prescribing service’s extended pilot April-December 2016. Inside you will find information on what we have achieved, patient outcomes, case studies and more.

This evaluation has been carried out to assess the effectiveness of the service and to highlight recommendations.

You can download the full report here, or read a short preview (including the Executive Summary) in your browser below.


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Volunteers’ Week Day 9 — Bunty Bateman

Posted on 9th June 2016 by

Bunty Bateman Community Navigation

Volunteer’s Name: Bunty Bateman

Which Impetus service they volunteer for: Community Navigation

What do they do?

85-year-old Bunty is a volunteer Community Navigator who supports people to take up services and activities they need and want. This can be anything from helping someone get out more and meet new people, to arranging an advocate or advisor. Navigators find and give people the information they need and help them access the right services and groups.

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2015 Election – our soapbox: Health and Social Care

Posted on 31st March 2015 by

The election is 36 days away and the campaigns have started in earnest. I was at home last week when the Labour candidate for Hove & Portslade came door knocking, so I grabbed the chance to tell him about some of the issues we at Impetus think the candidates should be focusing on. Here’s the first in a series discussing the things that we know matter to the people we work with. 

Polling Station sign

Photo Credit: secretlondon123, cc

Number 1: Changes to Health and Social Care

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Minister for Civil Society visits Community Navigators project

Posted on 13th March 2015 by

Yesterday Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP visited the Community Navigators project at one of our participating surgeries. Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub is a site where one volunteer (pictured below) has provided navigation to at least 25 clients since the beginning of the project in autumn last year.

Minister for Civil Society meets Community Navigator

From left to right: Jenny Moore, EPIC Project Development Manager; Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society; Bunty Bateman, Volunteer Community Navigator

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Community Navigators helping patients access local support

Posted on 30th September 2014 by

On Friday night our Community Navigator team joined over 120 people at the launch of the Extended Primary Integrated Care (EPiC) project. Impetus are the delivery partner with Age UK Brighton & Hove to deliver the Community Navigator work stream. Community Navigators are volunteers based in GP surgeries whose role is to help people find support activities or options within their local community that complements their health care.

Jess Sumner, CEO of AgeUK Brighton & Hove, explains how the Navigator role works in this short film:

EPiC – Extended Primary Integrated Care for Brighton & Hove

We are delighted to have recruited and trained our first two groups of Navigators, and that the idea behind the role is gained such an enthusiastic reaction from patients, GPs and other clinicians.

If you’d like to know more about the Navigator role or to volunteer with us, please contact Clair on 01273 229 382 or go to the Community Navigator page.

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